Category Archives: Spanish songs for children

Spanish Numbers Song

Sing Numbers in Spanish 0 – 10

Sing and count numbers 0 to 10 in Spanish in a friendly song for kids which includes useful Pronunciation Practice:
–  Hasta = up to/until
‘H’s are silent in Spanish

–  CachoRRo = puppy:
Roll your Spanish double ‘RR’s!

The letter C in Spanish:
C in Cuatro (4) sounds like the C in ‘Cat’.
C in Cero (0) sounds like ‘th’ or ‘S’  because it is in front of an ‘i’ or an ‘e’:

0 – 10 =  Cero hasta diez
0 – 10 =  Cero hasta diez
Diez = 10!  Z in Spanish sounds like ‘th’ or ‘s’.

Otra vez = again
‘Vs sound like ‘Bs’ in Spanish
Listen to the V in ‘Otra vez’ and join in!




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Spanish Song in the Imperfect Tense

Spanish Song for Children in the Imperfect Tense about a little puppy that wanted to escape and explore …
Había una vez
–  Once upon a time …
Había una vez un perrito chiquitito
Once upon a time there was a little puppy!
‘Un Perrito Chiquitito’ is sung to the tune of the traditional Spanish children’s song:  El Barquito Chiquitito

Modal Verbs, 3rd person, Imperfect Tense:
no sabía    – it didn’t know
no podía   – it couldn’t
no debía   – it was not supposed to …
Modal verbs need a 2nd verb in the infinitive:
escapar = to escape:
No sabía escapar  –  it didn’t know how to escape
No podía escapar it couldn’t escape
No debía escapar –  it wasn’t supposed to escape

The story ends in the perfect tense.




LYRICS + GUITAR CHORDS:

A            E       A
Había una vez
.              E                   A
un perrito chiquitito,
(There was once a little puppy) x2
A            E       A

Había una vez
.             E                    A
un perrito chiquitito,

.           D
Que no sabía,
That didn’t know how to,
.          A
que no podía,
that couldn’t,
.         E                              A
que no debía escapar.
that wasn’t supposed to escape.

Hold up your hands and
 count to 6 on your fingers whilst singing:

.     A           E                A
Pasaron un, dos, tres,
.                 E                     A
cuatro, cinco, seis semanas
1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks went by(x2)
.     A          E                   A
Pasaron un, dos, tres,
.                E                      A
cuatro, cinco, seis semanas …


.        D
Y aquel perrito,
.         A
y aquel perrito,
.        E                                      A
y aquel perrito escapó.

(And that little puppy,
and that little puppy,
and that little puppy escaped.)

Repeat!

For more practice using Spanish Modal Verbs in the context of scoring goals on a Playstation this time, go to:
Modal Verbs in Spanish


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Cielito Lindo: Lyrics + Guitar chords

Cielito Lindo – Lyrics + Chords

Learn to sing and play Cielito Lindo.
Lyrics, easy Guitar Chords, Video Clip + Spanish/English Translation.

Cielito Lindo is a Mexican folksong in triple time (3 beats in the bar).
It is in the shape of a ‘Seguidilla’.
The tune lends itself to being sung to different words.
For example, how about beginning a verse with:
G
“Somos los estudiantes de
……………………….. D7
la clase de don/doña ……..”

What next? Be inventive, be nice, and make sure the words fit in with the tune …
Cielito Lindo means ‘pretty little sky‘, used as a lovely nickname for a beautiful girl in the song.




Lyrics + Guitar Chords:
Refrain:
G ………..  C
Ay, ay, ay, ay,
D7 ……….. G
Canta y no llores,
………………………  D7
Porque cantando se alegran,
………………………  G
Cielito Lindo, los corazones.

Verse 1
G
De la Sierra Morena,
………………………. D7
Cielito Lindo, vienen bajando,
un par de ojitos negros,
………………………… G
Cielito Lindo, de contrabando.

Verse 2
G
Ese lunar que tienes,
……………………….  D7
Cielito Lindo, junto a la boca,
No se lo des a nadie,
………………………… . G
Cielito Lindo, que a mí me toca.

Verse 3
G
Una flecha en el aire,
………………………. D7
Cielito Lindo, lanzó Cupido,

si la tiró jugando,
……………………………. G
Cielito Lindo, a mí me ha herido.
– – –

English Translation
It is not a literal (word for word) translation.

Refrain:
Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Sing, don’t cry,
Because, Cielito Lindo,
singing cheers the heart.

Verse 1. Cielito Lindo, a pair of black highwayman’s eyes
is coming down the Morena mountain range.

Verse 2. Cielito Lindo, don’t give that mole next to your mouth to anybody else, it is mine!

Verse 3. Cielito Lindo, Cupid fired an arrow into the air.
Even if he fired it for fun, it has hurt me!

There are countless versions of Cielito Lindo online for ideas of how to liven up a performance and incorporate more sounds and instruments.

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Spanish Song: Parts of the Body

Juan Pequeño BailaLittle John Dances
Juan Pequeño Baila is a Spanish Action Song for children to join in with to learn and pronounce the names of parts of the body in Spanish.

Actions:  Point to each body part as you sing its name.

Start by singing:
Juan pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan pequeño baila,
baila con …

Now add a body part:
… el dedo    the finger
Con el dedo, dedo, dedo,

así baila Juan pequeño.

Translation:
Little John dances,
dances, dances, dances.

Little John dances,
dances with … (the) his finger.
With his finger, finger, finger,
that’s how little John dances.

(Note:  The Spanish use THE but in English ‘ownership’ of the body part is included  =  His/her/its finger)

Repeat the song adding a new body part to the list each time: 

Juan Pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan Pequeño baila,
baila con …

El dedo         the finger
La mano       the hand
El codo          the elbow
El hombro   the shoulder
La cabeza    the head
El culo           the bottom
La rodilla     the knee
El pie              the foot

This is the complete rendition of the song:

Juan pequeño baila,
baila, baila, baila.
Juan pequeño baila,
baila con el dedo.
Con el dedo, dedo, dedo,
Con la mano, mano, mano,
Con el codo, codo, codo,
Con el hombro, hombro, hombro,
Con la cabeza, cabeza, cabeza,
Con el culo, culo, culo,
Con la rodilla, rodilla, rodilla,
Con el pie, pie, pie
¡Así baila Juan Pequeño!

For more about ‘The Body’ in Spanish try this:
Parts of the Body




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El Barquito Chiquitito

El Barquitito Chiquitito is a traditional Spanish song for children.
Video clip, Lyrics, Actions, Easy Guitar Chords, English translation,
+ free Downloadable Worksheet.

Había una vez =  Once upon a time (There was once …)
Había una vez un barquito chiquitito
Once upon a time there was a little boat

 

Actions:
Sit facing a partner, hold hands and swing back and forth in time to the music:

Había una vez
un barquito chiquitito,
(There was once a little boat)
Había una vez
un barquito chiquitito,

Que no sabía,
That didn’t know,
que no podía,
that didn’t know how to (that couldn’t),
que no podía navegar.
that didn’t know how to sail.

STOP SWINGING!
Hold up your hands and
 count to 6 on your fingers whilst singing:

Pasaron un, dos, tres,
cuatro, cinco, seis semanas
1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks went by(x2)
Pasaron un, dos, tres,
cuatro, cinco, seis semanas …

Start swinging back and forth again:

Y aquel barquito,
y aquel barquito,
y aquel barquito navegó.

(And that little boat,
and that little boat,
and that little boat sailed away.)

Repeat!

image for el barquito chiquitito song

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Spanish Song – El Barquito Chiquitito Lyrics + Chords





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Spanish Song: Yo Me Muevo

‘Yo Me Muevo’ is a Spanish Action Song for Children:
Read the lyrics + translation.  Sing and join in with the actions on the Video Clip, moving forwards, backwards and side to side, before pretending to be a train, a car, a fish … in Spanish.

Refrain:
Yo me muevo hacia delante,
I move forwards,

yo me muevo hacia atrás.
I move backwards

Hacia un lado,      to one side,

hacia otro,              to another,

yo me muevo sin parar.
I move without stopping.

– – – –

Ahora soy un coche
Now I am a car …

Ahora soy un pez 
Now I am a fish

Ahora soy la nube
Now I am the cloud …

Ahora soy un tren 
Now I am a train …

– – – –

Refrain:
Yo me muevo hacia delante,
yo me muevo hacia atrás.
Hacia un lado, 
hacia otro, 
yo me muevo sin parar.

– – – –

Ahora voy despacio
Now I go slowly

¡Ahora correré!
Now I will run!

¡Ahora voy cojeando,
Now I am limping

porque me duele un pie!
Because my foot is hurting

– – – –

Repeat …

 

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Spanish Song: En la Granja de Pepito

En la Granja de Pepito is the Spanish version of the English nursery rhyme, Old Macdonald had a Farm.
Learn + Sing Animal Names in Spanish.

Join in with the Video Clip. Read the Lyrics.

En la Granja de Pepito = On Little Joseph’s Farm.
José = Joseph
Pepe is the nickname for José ..
Pepito = Little Pepe, i.e.  Little Joseph.

Refrain:
En la granja de Pepito X2

con  (with)
con el burro                 with the donkey

con el cocodrilo      with the crocodile

con el perro              with the dog

con el gato                 with the cat

con el gallo                with the cockerel

con el caballo           with the horse


For more practice talking about animals try this:

Animals in Spanish

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Spanish Song: A E I O U

Spanish Song to learn Spanish Vowel Sounds – A E I O U
Easy, funny rap for children:

La P con la A dice PA
La P con la E dice PE
La P con la I dice PI
La P con la O dice PO
La P con la U dice PU …
PA, PE, PI, PO, PU …  ¡Sí Señor!

Challenge:  To keep a straight face all the way through, right to the end of the crescendo ..!




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Spanish Song: Mis Manitas

Mis Manitas is a gentle Spanish lullaby –  My Little Hands
A lovely clapping song for babies and young children.

(Start with hands behind your back and follow the actions)
1.
Saco mis manitas  
y las pongo a bailar
Las abro, las cierro
y las vuelvo a guardar

I take out my little hands
and I make them dance.
I open them, I close them
and I put them away again
(behind back)

2.
Saco mis manitas
y las pongo a danzar
Las abro, las cierro
y las vuelvo a guardar.

I take out my little hands
and I make them dance.
I open them, I close them
and I put them away again.

3.
Saco mis manitas
y las pongo a palmear
Las abro, las cierro
y las vuelvo a guardar

I take out my little hands
and I clap them together.
I open them, I close them,
and I put them away again.

image for Spanish song for kids Mis Manitas

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